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KOTUKOV Nikita
Sport Para athletics
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthUlyanovsk, RUS
Height1.92 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ulyanovsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015 in Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He played football for eight years before he was spotted by the director of the regional school of Olympic reserve, who encouraged him to switch to athletics.
Club / Team
Ulyanovsk Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Alexey Mikhalkin [personal], RUS; Stanislav Larin [personal], RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, watching movies, football. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2016 U23 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his coach. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
Cuban high jumper Javier Sotomayor, South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga, Cuban long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarria. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Overcoming Award at the 2019 Best Male Para Athlete of the Year in the Ulyanovsk region of the Russian Federation. (73online.ru, 24 Dec 2019)

He has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019; Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He was born without his right hand. (ulpravda.ru, 04 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 Long Jump T47 7.12
14 2019 100m T47 11.46